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A day trip with a difference!

22nd May 2024

Are you ready to embark on a family adventure this May half term?

With Wightlink and Summer Links you can enjoy an exciting family day trip to Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight where a plethora of activities await.

From all weather play and amazing animals in the Farm Park to Aqua Park (age 7+), Football Golf and Archery & Axe Throwing (age 11+) - there's something for all the family to enjoy!

Check out our May half term events in the Farm Park too!

Let's dive into the details of an exciting day trip from the New Forest.

Tapnell Farm Park aerial view

Journey to Fun

Setting off from Lymington, hop aboard the Wightlink ferry at 10am and get ready for a scenic voyage across the Solent. As you sail towards Yarmouth, soak in the breathtaking views of the coastline and enjoy the anticipation of the adventures awaiting you at Tapnell Farm.

Plus, with Wightlink's Kids Go Free deal, your family day out becomes more affordable and convenient. Up to two children aged 5-15 travel at no cost with every adult, and under 5s always travel for free. So, gather the whole family and get ready to make unforgettable memories together!

After a delightful 40-minute ferry ride, it's time to switch gears as you step onto Southern Vectis’ Summer Links bus from Yarmouth at 11.15am. Sit back, relax, and relish the excitement bubbling within the entire family as you make your way to Tapnell Farm, just a short distance away.

Summer Links bus is just £2 per person, and up to 2 children under 5 travel for free with every adult. Enjoy a hassle-free ride directly to the farm, where adventure beckons at every turn.

Explore Tapnell Farm

Arriving at Tapnell Farm at 11.30am, you have a full five hours to immerse yourselves in a world of fun and discovery.

From the all weather Farm Park with its adorable animals, indoor and outdoor play, and May half term events - Fun on the Farm and Shaun the Sheep: Farmathlon Live! (selected dates) ...

To thrilling activities like the Aqua Park (age 7+), Football Golf, and Archery & Axe Throwing (age 11+), there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Please note, all activities must be booked in advance.

Please check out each of the activities for full details.

Feeling peckish?

In the Farm Park, the Coffee House offers a range of barista coffees, hot and cold drinks and a great selection of snacks, hot pastries, cakes and traybakes.

Or refuel with a delicious meal at The Cow restaurant, serving the Island’s best burgers, succulent steaks and more, with spectacular views out across Tapnell Farm and beyond! Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan choices catered for.

Advance booking essential for indoor seating.

Plan Your Adventure

Ready to embark on an epic family adventure this May half term?

Explore our website to plan your day trip, check out May half term events.

Example Itinerary:

Please note, all activities and The Cow restaurant must be booked in advance.

Only guide dogs are allowed in the Farm Park.